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On October 6, EERE's Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity entitled "Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities." This funding would help address environmental siting and permitting challenges associated with responsibly developing and operating wind energy facilities in locations with sensitive bat species.

As wind energy continues to grow as a renewable source of energy for communities throughout the country, new techniques and technologies are needed to ensure that potential impacts on bats can be avoided or minimized. This funding opportunity would help develop technologies that could provide regulators with increased certainty that wind developments can co-exist with bats in a sustainable way.

Read the full Notice of Intent on the U.S. Department of Energy's Funding Opportunity Exchange.

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